Central Square Central Kitchen: ClosedCentral Kitchen, located at 567 Massachusetts Ave. in Central Square for 20 years, has closed. However, Brick & Mortar, the cocktail lounge upstairs, which remains under the same ownership, will not be shutting its doors. The new marijuana dispensary Western Front, which is not affiliated with Central Kitchen owner Gary Stack, […]
the middle east
Fantastic Negrito performed at the Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub on Aug. 29. All photos by Jonathan Beckley.
The Gala performed at The Middle East Upstairs on May 18. All photos by Jonathan Beckley.
The family-owned Central Square venue is one of an ever-dwindling number of independent rooms in the city.
Here are 2016’s reader selections for the best of Cambridge’s arts and culture scene—with a few wild cards thrown in for good measure.
Daniel Galvez painted the colorful, multicultural mural that adorns the outer wall of the Middle East back in 1992—which, he laughs, makes it older than many of the people who take tickets or serve drinks at the restaurant and nightclub today.
Despite the lingering presence of small clubs like The Cantab Lounge in Central Square, soul music largely remains a footnote in the books of Greater Boston’s musical history, dwarfed by dense chapters on the city’s contributions to rock. The Sugar Shack, a premier soul club nestled between a strip of adult theaters on Boylston Street […]
Put these Cambridge events in your planner for the upcoming weekend: Friday, 11/21 12:30 – 5:30 p.m., Free or Donation BAASIC 2014 Microsoft Nerd Center 1 Memorial Dr. Join the Boston Asian American Students’ Intercollegiate Coalition (BAASIC) for their annual student-run conference. The 2014 gathering will explore the themes of “intersection and boundaries” and examine the […]
While the fate of the Middle East still remains uncertain, news came today that after four decades, its partner in Central Square nightlife, Hi-Fi Pizza and Subs, has served its final slice. The reasons for the closing remain unclear. According to an article in Wicked Local published today, the infamous late night eatery, which more […]